RFP response process before Loopio
To find the best response, Businessolver’s team of three RFP writers (Sarah, Erica, and Emily) managed their knowledge repository of 75 Word documents, each containing a “Category” of content. This led to:
- Knowledge silos, with new responses not being shared across the team
- Copy-paste errors, including a potential risk of the wrong client name in submitted RFPs
- Wasted time due to manually searching for the right response
- Stale content, as the documents were infrequently updated
Why Businessolver chose Loopio’s RFP software
Jon Shanahan, CEO, advised the RFP Team that they needed to find a software partner that was agile and rapidly evolving, just like them—someone innovative, who’d listen to feedback.
After talking to Loopio, the team knew they’d found the right partner. In addition to the heavy emphasis on customer feedback, they also loved Loopio’s clean, intuitive, and mobile-friendly interface.
Leveraging RFP response automation and collaboration
When an RFP comes in, one member of the RFP team takes the lead. They load the questions into a Project, and then run Magic to auto-fill existing responses. Time saved through automation is re-invested in tailoring and improving their responses.
Using the Status Bar, the team has clear insights into their progress and remaining deliverables. If they realize they have too much on their plate, they’ll assign sections or questions to each other.
Driving RFP response consistency
As soon as a Project is completed, the Project Lead runs Close Loop within 24 hours to feed their newest responses back into their Library.
If someone isn’t sure about a response in the Library, they’ll assign it out for Review immediately, with a comment that provides context for the rest of the team. With Loopio, the team is finally confident in their content. With a consistent and accessible content base, the team can focus on crafting tailored, well-researched responses that help Businessolver win more RFPs.